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By Dr. Peter J. Hanna, Jr. PC
June 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Find out the many ways getting cosmetic dentistry in Alexandria, VA, can improve your appearance.cosmetic dentistry

You’ve decided it’s time you did something a little special for your smile to really make it pop. Perhaps you are tired of minor defects and flaws that detract from your appearance. Now you are ready to turn to our Alexandria, VA, dentists, Dr. Peter Hanna, Jr. and Dr. Diane Pham, to give your smile the restorative boost it needs to look and feel great once again.

Cosmetic dentistry is a wonderful way to turn your smile from drab to fab. No matter how small or significant your cosmetic issues are, our Alexandria cosmetic dentists can help create a treatment plan that will turn your smile around for the better. From unsightly stains and cracks in your teeth to gaps between teeth, there are many issues that cosmetic dentistry can handle.

What are some cosmetic dentistry options to consider?

We offer a full range of services to cater to your smile needs. Some options to consider include:

Dental Bonding

Sometimes your smile just needs a little refresher rather than a full-on makeover. If this is the case, we offer up this completely painless and non-invasive option. During your bonding treatment, we will apply the same tooth-colored resin used for dental filling over small problem areas. By applying and shaping the resin we can make minor alterations to the shape or color of a tooth. Bonding can be completed in just one visit without the need for numbing gel, anesthesia or drilling.

Teeth Whitening

Who doesn’t want to instantly brighten their smile before a special occasion? Wow them at your next job interview or social function by flashing a brilliantly white smile. Over-the-counter products aren’t strong enough to tackle many surface stains, but our powerful bleaching gel will show your stains who’s the boss. In often just one chairside session, we can get your smile instantly whiter.

Dental Veneers

Some stains are just too deep within the teeth to respond to even the strongest whitening system. Maybe you have a front tooth that is a bit crooked or twisted. Or perhaps there are some rather large chips in your teeth. If this is the case, these porcelain shells may be all you need to change your smile for life. Veneers are made from thin but durable porcelain, and by bonding these to the front of teeth we can instantly change the shape, color or size of your smile for good.

Are you ready to turn to cosmetic dentistry to get the smile you’ve always deserved? If so, then call our Alexandria, VA, office today and schedule a cosmetic consultation with us.

By Dr. Peter J. Hanna, Jr. PC
March 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   Cosmetic Dentistry  

Smile problems? Let porcelain veneers cover your dental imperfections and renew your smile. Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of veneerstooth-colored materials designed to cover the front of the teeth. Dr. Peter Hanna, Jr. and Dr. Diane Pham are two of the country's finest dentists. Their dental practice is located in Alexandria, VA. Read on to find out what veneers can do for you.

#1- Restore Chipped Teeth

Your Alexandria, VA, dentists can restore your chipped teeth with dental veneers so you can show off your smile with confidence. Dental veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their shape and appearance. Dental veneers will make your teeth look whole and healthy again. 

#2- Fix Gapped Teeth

For some people, having gaps between their teeth can affect their self-confidence. Dental veneers can close the gaps between your teeth and give you the perfect smile you've always wanted. Dental veneers last longer than composite bonding since they are made of a stronger material. 

#3- Whiten Your Teeth

Dental veneers will give you a whiter smile that lasts for many years. Veneers change the outside appearance of your teeth, while leaving the healthy, natural teeth underneath. Porcelain veneers do not stain and they look natural. Dark-colored foods and beverages will not stain your veneers as they do your own teeth because unlike tooth enamel, porcelain isn't porous. 

#4- Cover Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth are unattractive and can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. If you want a straighter smile, porcelain veneers may be the answer. Porcelain veneers can be used to improve the appearance of crooked teeth. Remember, it's never too late to straighten your smile. Everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile.

#5- Look Years Younger

The fountain of youth just may be in your dentist’s office. It's no secret that your teeth play an important role in defining how old or young you look. Porcelain veneers will restore your smile and make you look and feel years younger. Porcelain veneers make imperfect smiles look flawless.

So, what are you waiting for? Get the smile you've always dreamed of. Say yes to porcelain veneers! Call our dental office at 703-549-1960 to schedule a consultation in Alexandria VA. Porcelain veneers can help improve your life . 

By Dr. Peter J. Hanna, Jr. PC
January 31, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentistry  

Looking for a dentist your entire family will love? A family dentist provides dental care for the whole family. Dr. Peter Hanna, Jr. and Dr. family dentistryDiane Pham are two of the top family dentists in the country. They offer their patients a full range of dental services. This blog post will discuss why you should visit a family dentist in Alexandria, VA, to take care of your whole family's dental needs.

One-Stop Shopping 

One-stop-shopping dental practices have become very popular. Finding a family dentist in Alexandria can mean fewer office visits. You will save time by having the same dentist treat your whole family. Family dentists typically care for a wide variety of patients, from young kids to older adults. Family dentists offer a wide range of dental services to meet all of your family's dental needs. 

Education and Training

Family dentists have completed at least eight years of education and received either a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree or Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. Family dentists must also regularly continue their education in order to stay current with advances in the field. These health practitioners have also received the proper training and education required to work with children.

Dental Care Services

Family dentists offer their patients a full range of dental services from routine checkups and cleanings to dental fillings and emergency dentistry. A family dentist can diagnose and treat infections and oral diseases and perform restorative procedures, such as placing crowns. They also participate in training their patients in good dental hygiene. 

Going to the dentist is important at any age. If you live in the Alexandria, VA, area, call (703) 549-1960 right now to schedule a dental appointment with one of our world-class family dentists. Poor oral hygiene can lead to several issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, infections and tooth loss. Regular visits to a family dentist will get you and your family on the road to good oral health.

By Dr. Peter J. Hanna, Jr. PC
December 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   Cosmetic Dentistry  

Have you put off improving your smile because you don't want to undergo multiple procedures? Dental veneers, one of the most veneersversatile cosmetic dentistry options, are ideally suited to treat a variety of problems. Dr. Peter Hanna, Jr. and Dr. Diane Pham, your Alexandria, VA dentists explain how you can benefit from veneers.

Thin, effective coverage

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to teeth. Because they're custom-made to fit your teeth, they're incredibly comfortable, plus they're very strong and durable and resistant to staining.

Veneers are often recommended if you have:

  • Chips: Wear and tear and grinding can cause small pieces of tooth enamel to chip off. Even small chips can be very noticeable. Luckily, veneers can make chipped areas disappear from sight.
  • Short Teeth: Sometimes one or two teeth are naturally shorter than other teeth. Teeth can also be worn down by grinding. Dental veneers lengthen teeth and help them blend in with surrounding teeth.
  • Crooked Teeth: Veneers change the shape of crooked and oddly shaped teeth. They're also a good choice if a tooth has pits or other cosmetic issues.
  • Spaces Between Teeth: Would you like to get rid of gaps between your teeth? Veneers offer a simple way to cover those spaces.
  • Discolorations: Sometimes dental procedures, large fillings, fluoride deposits on your teeth or side effects from medications can discolor teeth. Your veneer will be tinted to match your surrounding teeth to ensure that the discolored teeth match the rest of your smile perfectly.
  • Whitening: Veneers are a good option if you're looking for a more long-lasting whitening option. Teeth whitening treatments can lighten your teeth by as much eight shades, but sometimes that's just not enough. When you opt for veneers, you can choose virtually any shade of white, plus your teeth may appear even whiter based on the shade of the bonding material.

Schedule an Appointment in Alexandria

Are you ready to take advantage of versatile veneers? Call Dr. Hanna and Dr. Pham, your Alexandria, VA dentists, at (703) 549-1960 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Peter J. Hanna, Jr. PC
October 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

How dental crowns from your dentists in Alexandria, Virginia can help your smile

Your teeth can become damaged from a traumatic accident or sports injury, and also from weakened enamel or deep dental decay. dental crownsWhatever the reason for your traumatized or damaged smile, dental crowns from Alexandria, Virginia are the answer. Dr. Peter Hanna, Jr. and Dr. Diane Pham in Alexandria, Virginia want to share with you how crowns re-strengthen your smile.

A dental crown is the perfect choice to re-strengthen a damaged tooth because it encases the entire visible surface of your tooth, much like a suit of armor. Durable dental crowns shield your teeth from strong biting forces when you chew.

Dental crowns are placed on teeth that are damaged, but they are also used as a cosmetically beautiful alternative to replace large, unsightly metal fillings. You want people to notice your smile, not your fillings!

Modern dental crowns give you a much stronger smile and also greatly enhance the beauty of your smile. Thanks to advances in materials, techniques and technologies, combined with the skills of your dentists in Alexandria, Virginia you can have the smile you’ve always wanted.

We offer a full range of materials for your new crown, depending on your wishes and the location of the crown in your mouth. You can choose from:

  • A full gold crown, which is the strongest crown and usually placed on a back tooth where you need the most chewing strength
  • A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, which is strong and beautiful; these crowns are the perfect choice for any location in your mouth
  • A full porcelain crown, which is the most cosmetically beautiful material because porcelain reflects light just like your natural teeth

If you want to have a strong, beautiful smile, it’s time to think about dental crowns. It’s time to call Dr. Peter Hanna Jr. and Dr. Diane Pham in Alexandria, Virginia. Find out more about how dental crowns re-strengthen your smile. Call today and get started on your new smile!

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